Monday, January 14, 2013

Vegg: The Compassionate Egg, a Review

I received a sample of The Vegg about a month and a half ago, and I'm ashamed to admit that the envelope sat on my counter for that long, waiting patiently for me to open it. I finally did open it for breakfast yesterday, and I'm so glad I did! 

D was skeptical; he wasn't sure he wanted to have French toast that was made with a powder, and I wasn't sure that the bread would taste like anything other than nooch (the ingredients list starts off with nutritional yeast and doesn't include much else), but I decided it was time to face both our fears and experiment! I used the recipe for French toast that's found on the package. If you can't see it well in the picture below, it's very simple:

Blend 4 teaspoons Vegg powder with 1 1/2 cups of water and 1 1/12 cup soymilk (I used my trusty hazelnut milk instead) for 15 seconds.  Pour into large flat bowl. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on the liquid mixture and whisk for 10 seconds. Cut bread into 1" slices. Dip slice in mixture (both sides) for 10 seconds each side. Fry in vegan margarine (I used olive oil). Don't flip until crispy golden brown on bottom. Brown other side. Plate and serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit. 

The mixture came out looking like this:

But, after I placed the bread in the mixture and cooked it in a pan, it came out looking like this (forgive the falling-apart bread; apparently gluten-free bread doesn't hold up well for French toast!):

D was delighted by the results, and I had to actually fight to get my fair share of the meal! This is a really great product, and I truly can't wait to made even more dishes with it. I can only imagine its many awesome uses. I especially love that 10% of every sale goes to Compassion Over Killing, which is an animal advocacy group working to end all animal abuse.

Have you tried The Vegg? If so, what did you think?

**Disclaimer: I received a free sample of The Vegg from the company that produces it; however, all the opinions expressed here are my own.**

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